BRICK IT HOME! LEGOLAND CALIFORNIA RESORT UNVEILS LEGO MODEL OF PETCO PARK, HOME OF THE SAN DIEGO PADRES!
CARLSBAD, Calif. (February 23, 2023) – Batter, Batter, Swing! Today, LEGOLAND® California Resort unveiled a LEGO® model of Petco Park, the home stadium of the San Diego Padres. The LEGO model, built with more than 150,000 bricks, will reside in the world’s first and only MINILAND U.S.A. version of San Diego debuting at LEGOLAND California on March 23.
The life-like ballpark took a team of four Master Model Builders a total of 1,200 hours to complete. The stadium is full of more than 1,000 colorful Minilanders cheering on the Padres and features a working video board displaying animated scenes. Earlier this week, before settling into its home at LEGOLAND California, the Petco Park model stopped by its namesake to enjoy spectacular ballpark views as the Padres’ grounds crew prepared the field for another fun-filled season of baseball.
Petco Park is an iconic addition to the world’s first LEGO version of San Diego at LEGOLAND California. For the new city, Master Model Builders drew inspiration from top San Diego neighborhoods and landmarks including the Rady Shell, Hotel Del Coronado, California Tower at Balboa Park, Del Mar Racetrack and Fairgrounds, and San Diego’s incredible coastline. The new addition – which is in the final stages of construction – will feature prominent scenes, settings and themes that make up the city’s DNA. The new San Diego attraction joins New York, Washington, D.C., Las Vegas, and San Francisco, all located in MINILAND U.S.A., the heart of the Park.
About LEGOLAND California Resort
LEGOLAND® California Resort includes LEGOLAND® California, SEA LIFE® aquarium, LEGOLAND® Water Park, LEGOLAND® Hotel and LEGOLAND® Castle Hotel. All are geared for families with children between the ages of 2 and 12. At LEGOLAND California, you’ll find more than 60 rides, shows and attractions including the new The LEGO MOVIE WORLD based on the blockbuster films The LEGO® Movie™ and The LEGO® Movie™ 2: The Second Part. The new land fully immerses guests into the LEGO® Movie universe and places them onto the streets of Bricksburg. LEGOLAND Water Park features more than seven slides, sandy beaches and the unique Build-A-Raft River plus Pirate Reef and LEGO Legends of CHIMA Water Park comprising 10 acres of water fun! The nation’s first LEGOLAND Hotel features 250 rooms, all themed either as pirate, adventure, kingdom, LEGO® Friends and LEGO® NINJAGO™! North America’s first LEGOLAND Castle Hotel features 250 rooms, fully themed as Knights and Dragons, Royal Princess and Magic Wizard. For more information, visit www.LEGOLAND.com or call (760) 918-LEGO (5346).
About Merlin Entertainments
Merlin Entertainments is a global leader in location-based, family entertainment. As Europe's number one and the world's second-largest visitor attraction operator, Merlin operates more than 140 attractions, 23 hotels and 6 holiday villages in 24 countries across 4 continents. Merlin’s purpose is to deliver memorable experiences to its millions of guests around the world, through its iconic brands and multiple attraction formats, and the commitment and passion of its employees.
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